St Andrew's church, Fingringhoe
Fingringhoe is a village and parish in Essex, located five miles south-east of Colchester. The centre of the village is classified as a conservation area featuring a traditional village pond and red telephone box. The Roman River flows nearby before entering the River Colne. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.
Fingringhoe is locally known for its salt marshes, which provide habitats for many birds and salt-water animals. These form part of the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve managed by Essex Wildlife Trust.
A manor located at Fingringhoe was donated by King Henry I to the Norman abbey of Saint-Ouen at Rouen.
Fingringhoe is mentioned in Lemon Jelly's "Ramblin' Man" and is in the top 20 list of "rude names" from the book Rude Britain.
Fingringhoe is one of many British towns and villages referenced in Karl Marx's Das Kapital as part of "Illustrations of the General Law of Capitalist Accumulation".
In 2009, an unexploded World War Two bomb was disarmed in the village.
St Andrew's Church
A prominent feature in the centre of the village, the north wall of St Andrew's Church dates back to the 12th century.
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